LibriVox recording of Wulf the Saxon, by G. A. Henty.
Read by Peter John Keeble.
Wulf the Saxon is a classic George Henty tale of nobility, loyalty and courage set in 11th century Britain. It relates the adventures of Wulf, a young, but extremely capable Saxon Thane. Wulf with his friends and servitors devote their lives to the service of Harold Godwinson, both before and after he becomes king of England. They are directly involved in capturing castles, rescuing shipwreck survivors, foiling assassination attempts and entering the terrible battles at Stamford Bridge and Senlac field by Hastings.
The background of the novel is set in the stormy period prior to the Norman conquest of Britain and the story centers around real people and events, even offering a historically correct and lucid insight to the intrigues surrounding the religious and political alliances which led to the events of 1066 ; an absolute turning point in England's history.
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April 4, 2013 Subject:
1066 and all that...
... is the subject of this historical adventure written in classic "boy's own" style. WULF has no pretensions to being great literature but it is a lot of fun for those who like their nobles noble and their villeins, ah, villainous.
I also appreciate the reader's fine regional accent, though for the life of me I can't place it. Many thanks for your reading, Peter.